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Old 02-14-2018, 02:07 PM   #1
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ZTE Mobley - U.S. intelligence agencies issued a stern warning to Americans

Like may here I have a ZTE Mobley. The article below describes Chinese telecommunications companies as being suspicious and a potential security threat according to US intelligence agencies. The companies mentioned are Huawei and ZTE. The article calls out smartphones, but has me wondering about my Mobley.

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones - Feb. 14, 2018
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Huh... my kids got my husband an Huawei honor phone for Christmas.

Not sure what to think about this.
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That is a concern - they can capture everything going through the mobley I guess.
My bigger concern is if ATT will take this opportunity to cancel the Mobley and the wonderful plan we have.
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While upgrading my smartphone today at the ATT store the rep told me that my ATT ZTE Mobley will soon be “phased out” no explanation why.....
Just something he said he heard.
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A CNN tech story? Not real believable to me. I would like to see it from several sources.

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I can't image what is on my computer that could be of any interest to the Chinese government.
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A CNN tech story? Not real believable to me. I would like to see it from several sources.
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Moved the SIM from Mobley to Netgear 815S. So I guess I'm safe from Chinese hacking. But the pesky Russians - they are still a huge problem...
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A CNN tech story? Not real believable to me. I would like to see it from several sources.
Really? Did you even look for the story elsewhere? It is on other news outlets.
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This issue applies to almost all of our electronic gadgets. Even most "American" made phones are substantially made in foreign countries. The only solution would be to stop using these devices. Ain't gonna' happen.

The only way to protect your data is to not put it on the internet in any form and to prevent anyone else from putting it on the internet. Good luck with accomplishing that.
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Can't buy a Chinese phone but can buy an Apple phone made in China...sounds like another case of the technically inept trying to figure out technology mixed with some vested interests trying to shut out competition.

Kind of fun when I consider the hassle between Apple and the DOJ over unlocking Iphone security. Ain't politics grand?

Note: I'm not trying to start a discussion over the politics of who is right or whatever. Just pointing out that the whole issue is way more political than technical. All the devices and any communications through them can be hacked as multiple points. Our own government is known for wanting and occasionally getting back door access.
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You think we are not in the same state with our government. We call it security. We never mess in others elections! We are the same as any other country only we are "RIGHT".

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First, There has never been a warning about the Mobley. So I'm not sure why you made the subject line look like there was some kind of dire warning about the Mobley. This is known as click bait. I suspect the computer your using to connect to the Mobley is much more vulnerable than the Mobley itself. There is too much misinformation being passed out there creating a lot of anxiety. Until someone has hard evidence that this particular device is a concern, I plan on continuing to use it every day. Chuck
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